Nail Aftercare

Follow our advice below to ensure that your nails look great for longer:

Use cuticle oil every night just before going to bed. This will nourish the root of the natural nail allowing it to produce stronger, more flexible and non-flaking natural nail (can be purchased at Nail LAB).

Be careful when using suntan oils/repellents as some can cause damage to Gel Polish. Your acrylic nails will continue to polymerise for 24 hours so take extra care within this time period.

Use protective gloves for housework, gardening DIY etc as household chemicals will strip natural nails and skin of natural oils, thus, affecting it's look and condition.

If you wish to change the colour temporarily, regular nail polish can be applied over the gel polish and can be removed with NON ACETONE polish without affecting the gel underneath.

Moisturise your hands every time after washing hands. This will allow the skin to stay smooth and youthful.

Never use your nail extensions as tools, treat them the way you would your natural nails.

Take care when opening can ring pulls or car doors.

Always use a base coat under nail polish to avoid yellowing of nail enhancements or natural nails, use a non acetone Nail Polish remover.

Take care around extreme heat or naked flames as nail extensions may melt.

Do not pick off the extensions as this will remove the upper layer of your natural nails, thus causing damage. Have them removed professionally in an appropriate manner (acrylic or soak-off gel) or special filing technique (file-off gel) followed by a manicure to keep natural nails in good shape.

If lifting can be seen please contact us as water and dirt can get under it and cause an infection.

If any adverse reaction occurs: rash, redness, inflammation of any kind around the nails please contact your GP immediately.

Tinted lotions, suntan creams and hair products can discolour your nail extensions so wash your hands thoroughly after use or wear gloves to protect them.

Do not miss your regular maintenance appointments to ensure your nails stay looking at their best.

It is advised to carry out infills every 2 to 3 weeks, otherwise the product will become weaker (due to wear and tear and incorrect structure) and chances to break the nails are higher.

Do not try to do home repairs or remove extensions yourself - this could cause a lot more damage than you realise and cause bacterial infection.

​​How do I explain to clients what kind of product SNS is?

SNS is the healthy solution in Pink & White Dipping Powder Systems. You achieve great looking healty nails without using Primer, or UV Light. With SNS you can get Pink & White Manicured nails in as little as 25 minutes, and Gelous Color Manicures in only 15 minutes.

What is a Manicure?

A manicure is a finger nail service in which we shape your nails, push back the cuticles, cut the dead skin around your cuticles, clean under the free edges, buff your nails, then massage your hands and arms, and finally apply your favorite color polish to your nails.

I have thin and brittle nails. What should I do?

You have to apply a nail-hardening product to your nails. There are some good nail hardeners for the treatment of soft, peeling, bitten, weak, thin or brittle nails. You may also ask your doctor if you need to take calcium diet supplement.

What should I do to prevent the polish from early chipping?

Find a good top coat and apply one thin coat every two or three days (don’t forget the front edges of the nails). We carry a very good top coat, which is one of the best top coats on the market now.

What does a Pedicure include?

A Pedicure includes trimming, shaping, and polishing toenails. It also includes foot massage and the removal of ingrown toenails and any callous or dead skin on the bottom of your feet.

Can men have Manicure and Pedicure?

Absolutely they can, and they have to. In fact, men need a regular Manicure and Pedicure to have soft skin and good nail shape (of course without any color).

How often should I have a Manicure and a Pedicure?

Once every two weeks for a Manicure and once a month for a Pedicure will bring maximum results in softening your cuticles, your hands and your feet, and in keeping your nails healthy, growing faster and in good shape.

What is a French Manicure?

A traditional French Manicure is a nail style with white polish or paint is applied to the free edge to make it look whiter than normal, and a baby pink, beige or peach polish is applied over the whole nail to give the rest of the nail a healthy look. This style looks elegant on any occasion and matches every color of your outfits. Today, with the “fancy” French Manicure, the free edge can be any color – not just white, and the shape of the color at the free edge can be any shape – not just smile line, like chevrons, reverse chevrons, a row of flowers or other art, etc.

What do Artificial Nails include?

Artificial Nails include Acrylic, Silk, Fiberglass, Linen, Paper, and Gel. Standing out from the crowd is Acrylic due to its strength, durability, and affordable price. Acrylic is the most popular artificial nail now.

What is the good length for artificial nails?

The safe and regular nail extension is no more than 1/3 the length of the nail bed. This length is also good for the beginner. You should be very careful if your nail is longer than half of the nail bed; and it’s very dangerous if your nail is longer than the length of your nail bed.

What are the common shapes of nail?

There are five common nail shapes:

*Square: The free edge is straight across. This shape is strong because of its full width at the free edge. This shape may cause injury to the skin because of its sharp corners.

*Round: The free edge is round comforting to the fingertip. Male customers usually choose this shape because of their natural round fingertip.

*Oval: The free edge is oval. Most professional customers who usually have their hands on display choose this shape. It looks attractive.

*Pointed: Top of the free edge is narrow and pointed. This shape is suited to thin hands with narrow nail beds; however, it is weak and breaks easily.

*Square-Round: This shape is the combination of square shape and round shape. The front edge of the free edge is straight across with the corners rounded off. This shape is strong and suited to those who work with their hands. It looks young and is the most popular nail shape now.

May I use super glue for my lifted, cracked or broken nails?

No, you may not. When you glue your lifted nails, you may trap the moisture and dirt under your nails, and fungus may start growing. You need to go to a nail salon to have a proper and professional repair.

What should I do to keep my artificial nails healthy and in good shape?

Apply top coat every two or three days, wear gloves when gardening and doing dishes, dry under your nails with the hair dryer after taking a shower, and return to your nail salon every two weeks for the maintenance service usually called “Fill”, “Refill” or “Fill-In”.

May I bring my children in the salon when I have my nails done?

You may. But that’s not a good idea, because nail salon is not a safe place for kids due to the hazards of all equipments and chemicals. Should you bring your children along, they must be kept with you the entire time in the salon. However, you cannot expect your nail tech to do a good job while your child is sitting on your lap (or you are talking on the phone, or your lover is kissing you).

Please remember that keeping your nails beautiful, healthy and in good shape is your responsibility with the help of your trustworthy nail technician.

Having beautiful nails will make you feel proud of yourself, and also will make you look more attractive and distinguished in the crowd.

Hours

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    10:00 - 05:30
  • MON
    09:00 - 06:00
  • TUE
    09:00 - 06:00
  • WED
    09:00 - 06:00
  • THU
    09:00 - 09:00
  • FRI
    09:00 - 09:00
  • SAT
    10:00 - 06:00

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4 Seasons Nails Queensgate

Nail Spa | Beauty Therapy

Ground Floor
Queensgate Shopping Centre
Lower Hutt
04 566 9000
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